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About Ruby

  • Ruby is a 9 year, 9 mo. old Havanese, Mixed & Shih Tzu in Durham, NH


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About Ruby

Ruby is a half-Havanese, half Shih-Tzu. She is very spunky, smart, confidant and affectionate. She LOVES people. She is sometimes a little snarky with new dogs at first but quickly adjusts and then enjoys a playing with those who are inclined to play with her. She is almost 10 years old now so doesn't need a ton of exercise, but she does love her daily walks.

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 9 years, 9 mo. old
  • Weight: 13lbs
  • Breed: Havanese, Mixed & Shih Tzu
  • Tracking Chip: Yes
  • Spayed: True
  • House Trained: Yes
    Needs regular potty breaks (every 3-4 hours, can go all night).
  • Gets along with children: Yes
    She is fine with older (over age 7) respectful children, once she learns they won't hurt her.
  • Gets along with other dogs: Yes
    Ruby is nervous with high-energy dogs, especially if they are bigger. She does well with calmer dogs and will play and bond with some.
  • Gets along with cats: Yes
    She has lived with cats, she will ignore the cat, may be a little afraid. But if there is another dog who chases the cat, she will join in.

Special Requirements

Has mild separation anxiety - she is not destructive but barks when left alone. We are working on it but for sitters she needs a home where someone is home most of the day and who has one or more other dogs if she is to be left alone for short periods. She is used to sleeping with her humans, in the same bed or the same room, but she can be crated in your room if preferred. She is allowed on the furniture at home; it's okay if sitter does not allow that but patience please as she learns the rules are different at your house. She loves people, is very well-behaved and responsive to requests. Loves walks.